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Pressure controllable packing

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Jong Peter Park

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

Disclosed is a pressure controllable packing. In an elastic backing installed at a packing groove formed at an edge of a cover so as to isolate an inner space defined by a vessel and the cover from an outer space, the present invention includes first and second rims pushed by a pressure of the inner space in directions tending to adhere closely to a surface of the packing groove and an edge surface of the vessel, a support part installed at a circumference end of the packing groove so as to be contacted with the circumference end and connecting the first and second rims to each other, and at least one long groove formed at a portion of the support part at which the first and second rims are connected to the support part, wherein the first or second rim at a portion where the long groove is formed is pushed in a circumferential direction so as to generate a distorted portion if a pressure of the inner space increases to exceed a predetermined value, and wherein a gap is generated from the distorted portion between surfaces of the first and second rim and the long groove or the edge surface of the vessel so as to reduce the pressure of the inner surface through the gap.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The accompanying drawings, which are included to provide a further understanding of the invention and are incorporated in and constitute a part of this application, illustrate embodiment(s) of the invention and together with the description serve to explain the principle of the invention. In the drawings:

FIG. 1 illustrates a layout of a pressure controllable packing according to the present invention;

FIG. 2 illustrates a cross-sectional view of the pressure controllable packing along a cutting line II—II in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 illustrates a cross-sectional view of the pressure controllable

packing along a cutting line III—III in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 illustrates a cross-sectional view of a packing installed at a cover of a pressurization vessel according to the present invention in part; and

FIG.

5 and FIG. 6 illustrate diagrams for explaining that a packing according to the present invention is installed at a cover of a pressurization vessel so as to activate a pressure controlling function substantially.

Claims

1. In an elastic packing installed at a packing groove formed at an edge of a cover so as to isolate an inner space defined by a vessel and the cover from an outer space, a pressure controllable packing comprising:

2. The pressure controllable packing of claim 1, wherein a portion of the first or second rim to be placed in the long groove is narrower than a rest portion of the first or second rim.

3. The pressure controllable packing of claim 2, wherein the bottom area of the long groove is formed to be narrower than the entrance area of the long groove.

4. The pressure controllable packing of claim 3, wherein the number of long grooves is at least three.

5. The pressure controllable packing of claim 4, wherein the long grooves is at least four to twenty.

6. The pressure controllable packing of claim 5, wherein the long grooves are formed alternately at an upper and lower face of the support part.